Russia-Ukraine War – Another Russian Navy Warship Gone – 01.02.2024

Ukraine’s military intelligence (HUR) stated that last Thursday 1st February, 2024 its operatives sunk a Russian Navy Tarantul Class Missile Corvette RFS IVANOVETS  854 from the Black Sea Fleet overnight off of occupied Crimea. Ukraine used six Magura V5 maritime suicide drones to sink the naval vessel as per Ukraine’s intelligence chief. Each of these […]

Russia-Ukraine War – Landing Ship RFS NOVOCHERKASSK sunk – 26.12.2023

On Boxing Day of 2023 , Ukraine appears to have effectively destroyed another Russian Black Sea Fleet vessel – the Ropucha Class  landing ship RFS NOVOCHERKASSK. She was berthed in Feodosia in occupied Crimea when she was struck by aircraft-launched cruise missiles at around 0230 hrs.Photos posted on the Telegram channel by Ukraine’s Southern Defense Forces […]

Naval News – Decommissioning of ITS ZEFFIRO F 577 – 05.10.2023

Last Thursday 5th October @ 1830hrs the Marina Militare Italiana (Italian Navy) Maestrale Class Frigate ITS ZEFFIRO F 577 was decommissioned after 38 years of service at Mar Grande Naval Station of Taranto, with 21 gun salute. Moored at Augusta Navy Base back to 27th April, 2019. Launched on 19th May 1984 built by Fincantieri […]

Gaza-Israel War – Polish Military Flights – 09.10.2023

On Monday 9th October, 2023 the  first planes evacuating Polish citizens from Israel arrived in Warsaw, Poland early morning at 0515 hrs from a Polish Government Boeing 737  carrying around 130 people, followed by two C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft carrying over 120 people. There are reportedly hundreds more Poles awaiting evacuation. Meanwhile, it has […]

RoRo Vessels – MSC BRIDGE

One of the Italian built ships that had an interesting shipping history so far is the 1998 built roll on roll off (RoRo) vessel MSC BRIDGE. She was built in Italy by Esercizio Cantieri at Viareggio as STENA AUSONIA. Between 1998 and 2002 she was chartered to Britain’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary renamed RFA SEA CENTURION A 98 […]

Naval News – US Navy decommissions 5 year old Naval Ship – 14.08.2023

On Monday 14th August, 2023 the U.S. Navy decommissioned the littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Sioux City LCS after less than five years in service. She was built by Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin, and commissioned on 17th November, 2018, at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. “Though our ship’s service ends today, her legacy does not. For […]

Naval News – Bulgaria’s first Latest Corvette Launched – 04.08.2023

On Friday 4th August 2023, in Varna, the Bulgarian shipbuilder MTG Dolphin Shipyard PLC launched the first of the two new 2,300-ton corvettes / multi-purpose modular patrol vessels (MMPV) 90 for the Bulgarian Navy, under the management of the German shipbuilder NVL Group (formerly known as Lürssen Defence) which is the prime contractor of the […]